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Mother Nature puts Federer in the driver's seat

Roger Federer is off until Wednesday, while one player in the bottom of the draw will have to contest five matches in seven days. Todd Martin writes Wimbledon should have been open for business on Sunday.

Updated: July 1, 2007, 4:29 PM ET
By Todd Martin | Special to ESPN.com

Advantage Federer!

On the eve of Week 2 at Wimbledon, Roger Federer has to be liking his chances more than ever. He is obviously in fine form as is the norm every year on the grass, not to mention every week of every year. Federer already is the best player in the world and has asserted himself even more robustly on grass, dominating the surface for the past four years.

The best thing going for Federer has nothing to do with his play. His biggest advantage is that, most likely, the bottom ...

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